The Vitality Institute is hosting a free webinar series for corporate leaders including chief medical officers, health officers, human resource professionals, and brokers on the latest evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs to improve the health and productivity of employees, their families and communities. The Institute is an action-oriented global health think tank with the mission to advance knowledge about the evolving science and art of prevention and health promotion in order to build healthier societies.
Our goal at the Vitality Institute is to bring together players from the public and private sector to harness expertise and raise the general profile of chronic disease prevention and health promotion in the better interest of society as a whole, Derek Yach, executive director, Vitality Institute.
The webinar series combines presentations from leading researchers in the field of workplace health promotion with case studies of employers sharing how they have implemented these practices and their impact, barriers the have overcome, and the impact they have demonstrated.
The upcoming dates and topics for the Effective Prevention: A Business Imperative” Webinar Series:
January 14, 2015
Environmental and Cultural Changes to Drive Optimal Employee Engagement
Speakers: Gerri Burruell, Vice President, McKesson, and Francois Millard, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer, The Vitality Group
February 19, 2015
The Battle Against Tobacco is Not Over
Speakers: David B. Abrams, PhD, Executive Director of the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Legacy, and Fikry Isaac, MD, Vice President of Global Health Services, Johnson & Johnson
Participants can also receive CME and HR recertification credits for attending the webinars.
For additional information and to register for the complimentary webinars: http://thevitalityinstitute.org/webinars/.
The Vitality Institute is also collaborating with IBM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop the Corporate Health Leaders program, a training program for corporate leader teams on evidence-based practices in workplace health promotion and chronic disease prevention. More information should be available in spring 2015. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
About the Vitality Institute
The Vitality Institute is an evidence-driven, action-oriented research organization working to strengthen the evidence base around what works and what doesnt work in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Its mission is to advance knowledge about the evolving science and art of prevention and health promotion in order to build healthier societies and reduce incidence of non-communicable diseases. The Vitality Institute is an initiative of Discovery, a global financial services provider, and is part of Discoverys commitment to health promotion and well-being programs. More information is available at thevitalityinstitute.org.
Archived Webinar Series
Previous webinars in the series have been archived and can be accessed hre. Notable comments from past participants include:
- The health of our employees very much reflects the health of our community. From the Health Promotion Understanding the Challenge, advancing the Pace of Change webinar, featuring Kyu Rhee, IBM
- In order for these [workplace wellness] programs to work they have to have the support of senior leadership of the organization. You cant just assume if you give someone information they will just figure out how to get healthy.- From the Workplace Health: Creating Focus webinar, featuring Dr. Ron Goetzel, Johns Hopkins University
- The real challenge will not be providing technology generally but making it accessible. As of 2013, the penetration of mobile phones in the United States reached 102%, which means there are more mobile phone subscriptions today than there are people in the United States. From the Role of Technology in Changing Lifestyles webinar, featuring Richard Adler, Institute for the Future
- Weve gone from assuming if we just gave people information that well informed consumers will make good decisions, to recognizing while good information is absolutely critical, its far from being sufficient in the context of health behavior. From the What Makes an Effective Health Promotion Initiative webinar, featuring Dr. Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania